Artisan (Civil), Water Supplies Department (Ref: 44094)

Department: Water Supplies Department

Publish Date: 2021-03-19 00:00:00

Job Title: Artisan (Civil)

Salary (Monthly): $17675

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

Candidates (a) (i) should have completed a full apprenticeship or other approved course of practical training in civil engineering, or equivalent (Note 1); or (ii) should have at least three years’ experience in civil engineering, or equivalent; and (b) should have attained a level of proficiency in Chinese and English languages equivalent to Primary 6 standard (Note 2) ; and © may be required to pass a trade test (except those who meet the requirements under Item (a) (i) above).

(Note 1) : Candidates who are current final year apprentices/students of the full apprenticeship or other approved course of practical training in civil engineering, or equivalent may also apply; if selected, appointment will be subject to their obtaining the requisite qualifications under item (a) (i) above by 31 October 2021.
(Note 2) : Applicants who fail to produce the documentary proof of attaining a level of proficiency in Chinese and English languages equivalent to Primary 6 standard, such as Hong Kong Primary 6 student report or certificate on completion of Primary 6 standard (a pass in Chinese and English subjects should be shown) or equivalent recognized qualification, will be required to attend and pass a language proficiency test arranged by the department.

(All qualifications/experience required should be obtained on or before the application deadline. Qualifications/experience obtained after the application deadline will not be considered.)


An Artisan (Civil) is mainly deployed on the following:

(a) Consumer Services Stream:
(i) fixing and removing water meters in consumers’ premises; (ii) clearing choked meters; (iii) installing and repairing small size water mains and fittings on Government land; and (iv) constructing brick manholes and valve chambers.
(b) Distribution Stream:
(i) operating valves; (ii) making minor repairs for and maintaining distribution mains and valves; and (iii) painting valve indicators.
© Headworks Stream:
(i) carrying out service reservoir sterilization work, and drainage channels and catchwaters desilting; (ii) operating and repairing valves, and repairing trunk mains; (iii) resurfacing footpath; and (iv) painting and fixing signs.
(d) Treatment Works Function:
(i) cleansing water treatment plant and filter beds; (ii) making minor repairs to water treatment works; (iii) monitoring and adjusting chemical dosings; and (iv) assisting in the operation of water treatment plants, and carrying out miscellaneous maintenance work as directed.
(Note : Appointees may be required to (i) undertake on-call, standby and emergency duties; (ii) work outside normal working hours, in irregular hours and/or shifts; (iii) work in remote areas, harsh conditions and/or at reservoirs; (iv) drive departmental vehicles under the self-drive scheme; and (v) wear uniform and protective clothing. Subject to vacancies available, the appointees will be assigned to take up posts in one of the streams / functions as listed in (a)-(d) above. )

Terms of Appointment:

A new recruit will normally be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of probation bar, he/she may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms.

General Notes:

(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.

(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
© Civil service vacancies are posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates selected for these vacancies will be appointed on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service and will become civil servants on appointment.
(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes.
(f) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
(g) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview.
(h) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to further shortlisting. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau’s website at under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.
(i) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the contact address.
(j) Civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the GovHK on the Internet at
(k) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.

How to apply:

Application Forms (G.F. 340 [(Rev. 3/2013)]) are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website (

Completed application forms together with photocopies of supporting documents of the entry requirement (a) (i) a full apprenticeship or other approved course of practical training in civil engineering, or equivalent or (ii) have at least three years’ experience in civil engineering, or equivalent; and (b) have attained a level of proficiency in Chinese and English languages equivalent to Primary 6 standard submitted in person or by post should reach the contact address. Please specify “Application for Artisan (Civil)” on the envelope. To avoid delayed or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to this Department and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage.

On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (
Candidates who apply on-line should submit copies of the required supporting documents by hand or by post to the contact address on or before 13 April 2021. The on-line application number should be quoted on the envelope and on every page of the copies of the supporting documents.

If applications are late, incomplete, not made in the prescribed form, submitted by fax or email or you fail to provide copies of the required supporting documents or the required supporting documents are received after the above specified dates or are insufficient, such applications will NOT be considered.

Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to ten weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address:

Recruitment Unit, Water Supplies Department, 48/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Enquiry Telephone: 2294 2681

Application Start Date: 2021-03-19 00:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-04-07 23:59:00